Ile Ife Crisis: Ooni calls for neutral spirit as panel of inquiry visits

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[Osun]–The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has implored the Panel of Inquiry set up by Osun State Government to be neutral in its approach to the Ife crisis.

The monarch made this known in his palace in Ile-Ife while receiving the panel lead by Justice Kunle Adeigbe.

Justice Kunle Adeigbe while addressing the monarch said the Panel has come to look at the facts of the happenings on behalf of the government.

“We are here to know the extent of damages, concerned individuals, causes and the origin of the crisis “.

After the address, the Chairman of the panel, Justice Kunle Adeigbe introduced other members of the panel to the monarch.

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi while addressing the panel, commended the efforts of the State government led by Mr. Rauf Aregbesola for relentless and diligent role of Chief Security played during and after the communal clash in Ile-Ife.

Adeyeye said ” Gov. Aregbesola has been here twice and on daily basis, he’s doing the needful to ensure peace and harmony.

“After the incident I embarked on a journey, which is targeted towards peace, unity, culture and heritage of Yoruba race and  development.”

“During my trip I met with northern leaders in the likes of Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar and we had a very positive conversation and promise that their won’t be a reprisal attack of any such, we discussed intensely on unity and coexistence of tribes.

“So, be very neutral as Commission of Enquiry…Please be neutral the way you said so as to get to the bottom of what triggered this unfortunate occurrence and it’s so sadden that it happen in the epicenter of the Yoruba race.”, he added.

After the visit to the Ooni’s palace the commission visited the Yorubas community and proceed to Sabo to check the extent of damages of the clash.

It should be noted that the Governor of Osun-State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola and formal Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso had visited Ile-Ife after the crisis and  have vowed to help and support the victim of the crisis, THE PAGE had reported.




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